|Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy|
Whether it’s relief from pain, recovering from a sports injury, improving a speech disorder, regaining your independence or anything in between, Kennedy Health is here for you!
Our licensed Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists are trained and certified to treat every kind of patient – from pediatric to geriatric – with a commitment to return them to full activity. We provide comprehensive treatment aimed at restoring and maximizing independence, preventing disability and maintaining health in a supportive, caring environment – right here in South Jersey.
Kennedy’s skilled team of therapists work closely with patients – and their referring physicians – to develop individualized treatment plans for patients that are closely monitored and regularly reassessed to ensure their goals are met. With treatment facilities at each of Kennedy’s three South Jersey campuses, and convenient evening and weekend hours, Kennedy’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation accommodates patients’ work and school schedules whenever possible.
Physical Therapy (PT) involves the evaluation and treatment of physical disabilities resulting from injuries or various medical conditions. Therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine patient-specific needs. Then, a personalized treatment plan is designed to improve physical strength, range of motion, daily living activities and functional ability. Throughout recovery, the therapy staff is dedicated to helping each patient reach their goals.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is “therapy for daily living,” and focuses on using purposeful activities to restore, maximize and maintain function. The need for OT is often tied to a traumatic injury, repetitive motion disorder, an orthopedic or neurological condition, or a recurring injury or illness. Occupational Therapists help patients learn new skills or adapt to a permanent loss – whether at work, home, school or within the community. The goal of OT is to improve or restore function – motor, sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, and social – so patients can participate in daily living activities to the fullest extent possible.
Speech Therapy is designed to help patients regain and increase their ability to communicate through speech. People of all ages – from young children to those in their senior years – may need Speech Therapy for a variety of reasons, ranging from delayed speech in youngsters to impaired speech in adults who have suffered a stroke. Kennedy’s Outpatient Speech Therapy program provides services to those with speech, cognitive language, voice, and swallowing problems. Each patient referred to Kennedy’s Outpatient Speech Therapy program undergoes a thorough diagnostic evaluation. From there, a patient-specific treatment plan is developed, and regularly reassessed, to ensure their goals are reached.
Other rehabilitation therapies offered at Kennedy: